Travel reviews

Travel reviews by A and A from Cossington

My Aug 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 30-Aug-2018 and 16-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Namibia was wonderful - so much more colourful than we expected.

The typical Namibian lodge we stayed in was in a good location (a bit of a drive from the main road), had well appointed rooms with a view, a warm welcome, a sundowner spot or drive, a 'signature' activity, and a nice dinner and breakfast. Service in general was good everywhere. 2 night stops in most locations worked well - we generally needed a full day to do whatever the 'signature' activity was.

Our highlights were Fish River canyon - it's a long, long drive south, but really worth it, Tok Tokkie Trails - sleeping under the stars, and Etosha - Okaukuejo camp facilities weren't great, but the water hole made it so much better than staying outside the park.

4WD car essential, together with an ipod for the long drives and in September in the south the nights were very cold - need jacket and a hat!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Can't fault anything about the trip.

We had a couple of problems - delayed bag, forgotten Kindle, on both of which we were helped by the local team - thank you!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
River Crossing, Namibia
30-Aug-2018 review: Good first stop
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
31-Aug-2018 review: Stopover en route to fish River Canyon
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
1-Sep-2018 review: It's a long drive but worth it!!
Namtib Desert Lodge, Namibia
3-Sep-2018 review: Intimate friendly lodge
Tok Tokkie Trails, Namibia
4-Sep-2018 review: Sleeping under the stars
Desert Homestead Outpost, Namibia
6-Sep-2018 review: Great base to go to Sossusvlei
The Delight, Namibia
8-Sep-2018 review: Great Swakopmund stop
Camp Kipwe, Namibia
10-Sep-2018 review: Up close to the Elephants
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
12-Sep-2018 review: Fantastic location makes worth it
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
14-Sep-2018 review: Fantastic scenery and a beautiful lodge
Hilltop Guesthouse, Namibia
15-Sep-2018 review: Stopover before returning home